Introduction To New Texas A&M Professional Certification Program To Modernize Construction

To improve project outcomes, along with the need to address a potential shortage in skilled workers, owners and contractors are looking to modernize construction.

This includes the use of digital technology, (AI/ML, IoT, etc.), and adoption of industrialized manufacturing strategies including, automation, standardization and modularization.

Although the benefit of a modern approach to construction will result in better project outcomes and a more enjoyable experience for project participants, the construction industry remains stuck in the past. As many know, the construction industry is deeply rooted in craft production, meaning it operates and is structured much differently than sectors such as automotive and consumer electronics. In order to benefit from emerging methods and technologies, professionals in the construction industry must understand and adopt new ways of thinking and practices.

To learn how to modernize construction effectively, join experts from Texas A&M University’s Construction Science Department and the Project Production Institute for a two-hour virtual event where attendees will learn about next generation digitalization and industrialization practices for project delivery. Details regarding Texas A&M’s new professional certification program for modernizing construction will also be announced.

During this session, attendees will explore:

  • The “gap” in the current approach to project management
  • How construction can leverage Project Production Management to improve project outcomes, who is using it now, and how they are benefiting
  • Digital technology, sensors and robotics to improve project outcomes
  • Details of Texas A&M’s upcoming professional certification program for equipping industry professionals with tools to modernize their efforts and advance their careers via effective project delivery

Who Should Attend

Those interested in improving outcomes of projects including architects, engineers and construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, fabricators, and project managers.

Event Details

WHEN: Tuesday, 25 May 2021 | 1PM – 3PM CT

WHERE: Virtual – details provided upon registration

REGISTER TODAY: Enroll online



James E. Craig, PEChevron
Energy Working Group

James (Jim) E. Craig manages Chevron Corporation’s Project Resources Company (PRC) Project Production Management and Innovation Team located in Houston, TX. In this position, Craig is responsible for providing functional expertise/support to projects,...

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Gary FischerProject Production Institute

Gary Fischer is the Chair of the Energy Working Group at the Project Production Institute. Prior to that, Gary was the Special Projects Manager at Chevron Project Resources Company. Fischer has spent 30 years in Chevron’s capital projects organization...

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Anthony Marraro, PMP, DBIATexas A&M University

Anthony Marraro is a senior faculty member at Texas A&M University, instructing undergraduate students in Construction Sciences. He is a 33 year practitioner of program and project management. He has held positions as a Senior Vice President, Vice...

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Edward S. PoundProject Production Institute

Edward S. Pound is the Executive Director of PPI. Pound brings more than thirty years of experience in product development, heavy fabrication, high volume manufacturing, construction and supply chain management. As a recognized pioneer in the development...

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Todd R. ZabelleProject Production Institute

Todd is the Founder and President of Strategic Project Solutions, Inc (SPS). Prior to founding SPS, Todd founded Pacific Contracting. Established in 1993, Pacific Contracting was recognized in the mid 90’s for its use of various innovations including...

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